About the Workshop
Design Quest: Space Base - Life on Moon?
Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February 2020, 11AM-4PM, daily
For children aged 6-10
Imagine no buildings existed and we had the chance to design the architecture around us from scratch? How would we live? What would we need? What would YOU build? Join us for this workshop as we imagine that our society has left Earth and relocated to live… ON THE MOON.
Over two days, we’ll research, design and build a new world for people to live in. We’ll begin by learning about real life space explorations people have been carrying out, see science fiction interpretations by artists imagining life in space, and consider the architectural needs of relocating to the moon. We’ll discuss, draw and make collages to communicate and visualise our ideas. Then we will begin to finalise our ideas by using recycled and craft materials to make a small scale model of one our favourite designs making sure that it caters to the needs of humankind.
This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Daniel Wallis for children aged 6 to 10 years.
About the Workshop Series
For ages 6-10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.
Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.
If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.
Some of our workshops involve a visit to an offsite location that is designed to enhance the learning experience and provide vital real-world context. Children are supervised by RIBA staff and volunteers at all times during such visits and location information is provided in advance.
- £100 excluding booking fee
- £75 for participants who qualify for free school lunch. (Proof required)
To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.